Assistant Pathology Technician (Level 1 - Necropsy)

Req ID:  162138

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


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Job Summary

We are seeking an Assistant Pathology Technician for our Safety Assessment site located Tranent, East Lothian.
About Pathology
Due to our continued growth and success, we can offer rewarding opportunities in a research environment.  Working as an Assistant Pathology Technician, you’ll join a team which is predominantly involved in animal necropsies dealing predominantly with a niche part of the necropsy process.  Such a technician may also receive cross training within certain aspects of dosing and animal care procedures.  Some slide production, and staining of tissues by routine methods may also become a factor within this post.
The following are responsibilities related to the Assistant Pathology Technician:
•    Carrying out laboratory procedures predominantly within necropsy with some specialised niche necropsy procedure therein.
•    Procedures on all routine laboratory animal species
•    Sampling, the treatment of samples and sample preparation prior to and post fixation of samples
The following are minimum qualifications related to the Assistant Pathology Technician position:
•    A minimum of 5 standard grades or equivalent (preferably including English, Biology, Maths and any other Science subject)
•    Flexible approach to suit the needs of the business
•    Able to work flexible hours to suit the needs of the business
•    Commitment to quality and meeting deadlines
•    Ability to sustain bench working conditions for long periods of time


The salary for this role is £20,466.11 per annum.

The closing date is 08 December 2022.

Profile and Requirements



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About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

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